Clean India Campaign was started by Prime Minister Of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, on 2nd October, birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Since then several people have taken part in this cleanliness drive, specially our very own Politicians.
‘Clean India‘ or ‘Swachh Bharat‘ campaign has done what none other have done so far. It has brought down our very own high class politicians to the streets with broom in their hands.
But, wait for it….. Where is the camera guy? Oh, there. Okay. Click Click. Pictures done.
Where is my dear Neta Ji now? Back to his luxury car, running towards his 5 acre mansion’s newly renovated bathroom, to take a shower. You must be quite dirty, right? 😛
Everything is a photo op opportunity for Politicians, in these media savvy times, but height is when you create a problem, just so that you can show your problem solving skills in front of media.
This is what Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay did yesterday. He with the ex AAP party member Shazia Ilmi, went for Clean India Mission, with a broom in hands, to clean the road outside of India Islamic Culture Center (IICC), in Delhi. But you need some trash first to clean, right?
So at that particular spot, which was already shiny clean, few IICC workers dumped trash, so that a perfect Photo Shoot set can be ready. Wow!!
Atleast they cleaned it afterward. 😐
Satish Upadhyay is not the only one; many celebrities and common people are endorsing this Clean India Mission, which is something I am very proud of. But, there are two underlying points to it.
One – you don’t need a camera, when you are cleaning. I never post my pic of cleaning my home, because I look ridiculous doing it. Broom and me we just don’t look good together, anymore. Seriously, if you want to clean, even if you want to clean streets, and you want to motivate others, why not just post before and after pictures of the spot; not yours. What I am seeing right now is, bunch of you guys smiling with a broom, when trash is lying everywhere around you.
Two – if it’s real trash, how can it put smile to your face? I have to close my eyes, ears, nose, everything, when I go near a dumpster. How can you smile? I bet that was not real trash. It didn’t even look like trash. It more or less looked like some fallen leaves of autumn season, in which my kids (and me too), love to jump and play. 😉
You don’t have to pick a broom; this is job of sweepers, let them do it. What your job is, not to create trash. I am not saying that if it’s dirty, don’t clean it; or call a worker/sweeper to clean it. If you can do it, then do it. But,are you going to do it daily? No, right? Why not endorse something which you can do daily and actually help in cleaning India.
So try to clean the area where you are, that means your home and office, not street with media by your side. In the closed premises of your home, where no cameraman is; pick a broom and clean.
Most importantly, do not create litter. Next time, when you are tempt to throw a wrapper out of your car; lookout for a dustbin, not street. Want to spit? Use dustbin. Want to pee? No, not on the wall. Never on public property. Use a bathroom. Please.
Just try to clean your habits, Indian streets will clean on their own.